Lexington Democratic Committee meets December 17

The regular bimonthly meeting of the Lexington Democratic Committee will be on Monday December 17 at 5:30 p.m. at Democratic headquarters in Lexington, 11 South Jefferson Street. Lexington residents who want to join the committee are encouraged to attend. There is a $15 voluntary membership fee.

Special Election: Notice of 24th House of Delegates District Democratic caucuses

The Counties of Bath and Rockbridge, the Cities of Lexington and Buena Vista and those precincts of Amherst and Augusta Counties that lie within the 24th District will hold unassembled caucuses from 10am – 4pm on Saturday November 17, 2018 at the LexRockDem Headquarters (11 S. Jefferson Street, Lexington VA 24450), the Amherst County Public Library – Madison Heights Branch (200 River James Shopping Center, Madison Heights VA 24572), and the Warm Springs Inn & Tavern (12968 Sam Snead Hwy, Warm Springs VA 24484) to nominate a Democratic candidate for the 24th District Virginia House of Delegates. Any person wishing to seek nomination must pre-file with Michelle Watkins, Chair of the 24th District Nominating Committee (520) 991-3490 or lex.rockdems@gmail.com no later than 7pm on Wednesday November 14, 2018.

There is no charge for those wishing to attend and vote at the caucuses. Anyone pre-filing as a candidate must pay a $100 non-refundable filing fee, with Ms. Michelle Watkins at the time of submission.

Doors to the caucuses will open from 10am to 4pm for voting. Any person voting in the caucuses shall sign a Caucus Participation form stating that he or she is a Democrat, does not intend to support any candidate who is opposed to a Democratic nominee in the ensuing election, believes in the principles of the Democratic Party, and is a registered voter in the District. Caucus Participation Forms must be filled out at the caucuses prior to voting in the caucuses.

In the event only one candidate seeks nomination as a Democratic candidate for the 2018 Special Election of Delegate for the 24th District, the unassembled caucuses will be cancelled.

A special election for the 24th District House of Delegates will take place on Tuesday December 18, 2018.

For further information, please contact Michelle Watkins at (520) 991-3490 or lex.rockdems@gmail.com.

Lexington Democratic Committee meets October 22

The regular bimonthly meeting of the Lexington Democratic Committee will be on Monday October 22 at 5:30 p.m. at Democratic headquarters in Lexington, 11 South Jefferson Street. Lexington residents who want to join the committee are encouraged to attend. There is a $15 voluntary membership fee.

Lexington Democratic Committee meets August 27

The regular bimonthly meeting of the Lexington Democratic Committee will be held on Monday August 27 at 5:30 p.m. at Democratic Headquarters in Lexington, 11 South Jefferson Street.

New members are welcome.

Can you canvass for our 2018 Democratic candidates?

On August 4 we had an excellent kickoff to our joint Lexington/Rockbridge County Democratic canvass for the 2018 election– featuring our terrific candidate for Congress, Jennifer Lewis.

Now we need to keep up that momentum until the November 6 election.

Every study of campaign tactics shows that personal contact with folks through door-to-door canvassing is by far the most effective way to reach, persuade and turn out voters.

Between now and Election Day, Democratic Headquarters in Lexington (11 South Jefferson Street) will be open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon for volunteers who want to pick up canvassing turf packets and to return completed packets. Turfs are available throughout Lexington, Rockbridge County and Buena Vista. You may choose your own territory.

You may also choose between canvassing voters identified as Strong Democrats for the Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign for Tim Kaine and Jennifer Lewis (to make sure they know about the election and turn out), or canvassing voters identified as Leaning Democratic and Independent for the Jennifer Lewis Campaign.

If you have any questions, please contact Gene Zitver at gzitver@gmail.com.

Jennifer Lewis fundraiser August 19

Join Jennifer Lewis on Sunday August 19 at Rockbridge Vineyard in Raphine (35 Hill View Lane) from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. to help her raise funds for her campaign for Congress from the Sixth District.

Food Truck – Hogback Mountain BBQ – will be available

Live Music – Lee Martin & the Jive Cowboys

Suggested donations of $10 are payable at the door; additional donations are welcome.

Upcoming events for Democrats

Lexington Democrats are invited to the next meeting of the Rockbridge County Democratic Committee.
DATE: Sunday July 22.
TIME: 5 to 7 p.m.
PLACE: Rockbridge Vineyard, 35 Hill View Lane, Raphine
GUEST SPEAKERS:
Jennifer Lewis, Democratic candidate for Congress, Sixth District
Susan Swecker, chair of the Democratic Party of Virginia
Bruce Sinclair, campaign director, Tim Kaine for Senate
LIVE MUSIC: Lexington/Rockbridge’s own SJ McDonald
FOOD TRUCK: Grillizza Pizza & Food
And on Friday July 27, join Jennifer Lewis and your fellow Democrats to walk or ride  in the South River District Volunteer Fire Department parade in Fairfield from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. If you can participate, please contact Rene Hasey at: rr4382@gmail.com.

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